Junior Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and flexible Junior Nurse Practitioner to join our Urgent Community Response Services across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

These services include the Acute and Intermediate Care Team based at Clarendon and Recovery at Home Team based at Leechmere.

Both teams consist of an extensive MDT which includes nurse practitioners, nurse, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, health care assistants, therapy assistant/exercise practitioners and administrative staff. The team also works closely alongside partner agencies including those from the local and voluntary sector.

This role would involve assessing people in their own homes who are either acutely unwell or have recently been discharged from hospital and require enhanced intervention and short term support for their physical and functional health needs to remain at home.

The service is fast paced and you would be expected to see a wide range of patients who present with a variety of conditions.

This is a unique and rewarding role which will allow you to work with patients within their usual place of residence to enable them to remain there safely alongside you developing your own clinical skills.

Main duties of the job

The service is committed to providing a sound environment for education and training to support the successful candidate within this role.

We would strongly recommend that you contact the recruiting manager to find out more about the service and the breadth of skills you would develop within this role. Staff will have access to pool cars for completion of patient visits.

The post holder will need to be proactive with their own learning and work to identified timescales

You will possess the following
  • 1st level Nurse with significant post registration experience
  • Degree or can demonstrate on a degree pathway
  • Clinical Skills qualification
  • Portfolio of evidence of competence and continuous professional development.
  • Leadership qualification/training

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide care to people in their own homes to prevent admission/ readmission to hospital by providing rapid assessment of patients in the community over a 24 hour period.
  • Undertake comprehensive holistic assessment of patients in both planned and unplanned situations, be able to prioritise clinical need, initiating investigations, determine a differential diagnosis and implement a plan of care reflecting evidence based guidance.
  • To maintain agreed standards of care, integrity and dignity of all patients in an environment which is conducive to caring for those patients in their own homes
  • Undertake triage within the service determining clinical priority of calls, working with the coordinator ensure teams are dispatched to respond to the referral
  • Work collaboratively with multi professional teams to ensure practice is efficient, effective and evidence based
  • To develop his /her scope of professional practice in order to support the team to meet service requirements in accordance with professional guideline

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience in acute care / practice.
  • Portfolio and evidence of continuous professional development with a willingness to extend skills and knowledge.
  • Multi- disciplinary/ multi-agency working.


  • Community Experience.



  • Registered General Nurse.
  • Degree in Nursing/ working towards completion.
  • Clinical Skills Certificate.
  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice Mentorship experience / working towards.
  • Leadership qualification/training/equivalent experience or willing to undertake


  • Teaching Qualification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to delegate.
  • Good role model.
  • Flexible working Team worker.
  • Be able to organise workload, work autonomously and within a team.
  • Clear, concise, accountable record keeping/ report writing skills.
  • IT literate.


  • IT Skills.
  • Phlebotomy and Cannulation Skills.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to move and handle safely without causing harm to themselves or others.
  • Sitting at workstation using VDU for part of the day.
  • Car driver (Manual) use team pool cars.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Recovery at Home,

Independent Living Centre,



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